Town…the last day of the Fair of the Flowers & Coffee

21 Jan

Yesterday was the last day of the fair. Took a few pictures of town and the crowds yesterday afternoon. We were south of town yesterday and it was difficult to break into the steady traffic to get back into town. It was virtually bumper to bumper coming north to Boquete, and most of it was for the final day of the fair.

Two blocks from main street.

Two blocks from main street.

The school buses are used for commuter travel here. They stop along the hiway to pick up and let off passengers so the red flashing lights are useful warning on two lane roads. They are widely used by the population to travel from town to town, and are rarely if ever used by school children. They generally walk, use short ride taxis, or smaller commuter buses. We’ve been told a ride on the bus from Boquete to David, 40 miles away, is about $2. One of the women who work at the car rental we have used, travels from David to Boquete every day. While the office opens at 8AM, she is often 10 to 15 minutes late because of the bus stops along the way.

Anyway, you can see in the pictures many were used to bring people into Boquete and have parked on the side streets to await returning passengers. There were also a number of custom Charter Buses in town. Here are some more photos of downtown Sunday afternoon.

View of main street south toward town center

View of main street south toward town center


Main St. north

Main St. north

Another traffic view

Another traffic view

Here’s a view of the north side of Central Park.

North side of Central Park

North side of Central Park

And the west side on the main street. Sides of streets are parked full.

West side of Central Park which is the regular bus and taxi pick up and drop locations.

West side of Central Park which is the regular bus and taxi pick up and drop locations.

View of street vendors on a pedestrian street running north from Central Park.

View of street vendors on a pedestrian street running north from Central Park.

Anyway, the event is over for this year. And hopefully the party/dance music until 4:30AM is too!

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